Lent daybook, 22: Their greed knew no bounds

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  Crucifixion at Barton Creek Mall  by James B. Janknegt ( source )

Crucifixion at Barton Creek Mall by James B. Janknegt (source)


Song for today: Half Crazy by The Barr Brothers

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They ate and had their fill; he handed them everything they craved on a platter. But their greed knew no bounds; they stuffed their mouths with more and more.

Their heart was not steadfast toward him; they were not faithful to his covenant. Yet he, being compassionate, atoned for their iniquity and did not destroy them; he restrained his anger often and did not stir up all his wrath. He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passes and comes not again.

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That’s when the Temple police reported back to the high priests and Pharisees, who demanded, “Why didn’t you bring him with you?”

The police answered, “Have you heard the way he talks? We’ve never heard anyone speak like this man.”

The Pharisees said, “Are you carried away like the rest of the rabble? You don’t see any of the leaders believing in him, do you? Or any from the Pharisees? It’s only this crowd, ignorant of God’s Law, that is taken in by him—and damned.
— Psalm 78: 29-30, 38-39 * John 7:45-49 (MSG)

Prayer for today:

O God, Who wilt consume at the last day the heavens and the earth with all the creatures they contain, to show to all mankind that nothing subsists save Thee… O God, Who wilt destroy all these vain idols and all these fatal objects of our passions! I praise Thee, my God, and I will bless Thee all the days of my life.
— Blaise Pascal, 17th century

Spiritual practice for today:

Use Psalm 78:1-39 as a template to list the times and ways God has provided for you in unexpected & undeserved ways.


(see all Lent daybook posts from 2016 here)